Working with desktop icons in xp

By jimflint1 ยท 4 replies
Oct 13, 2006
  1. My icons text has white text on a blue background. How can I get rid of the blue background leaving only the white text?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hi Jim.

    Give this programme a try.

    I have no idea as to it`s effectiveness, so I`d be grateful if you`d let me know.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    If the above doesn`t do it,try -

    Right-click on your desktop and select: Properties/Desktop/Customize Desktop/Web tab
    and uncheck "Lock Desktop Items", OK/Apply.


    Right-click MY COMPUTER and select: Properties/Advanced/Performance settings/Visual Effects,
    place a check next to "Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop"/click Apply.
  4. jimflint1

    jimflint1 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Thanks both of you. I tried Howard's suggestion first. I downloaded the program, but there aren't any clear instructions on how to use it. I tried doing what I thought was implied by the brief product description--that is entering the name of the exe file at the command prompt but got something like a "this isn't recognized". So, I tried Peddant's suggestion and for what I needed it for, it worked just fine.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s great news, thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
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